Korean Box Office: Unveiling a Strong Witch Before Lightyear

The theatrical debut of the long-awaited local action horror film “The Witch: Part 2. The other“The Korean dominated Ranking last weekend’s chart and overshadowed the simultaneous release of the Pixar title “Light year. ”

Distributed by Next Entertainment World, “The Witch: Part 2” grossed $ 8.21 million in its first weekend of just 1,800 screens nationwide. This gave it a market share of 48%. Including Wednesday and Thursday, the film grossed $ 11.7 million for its five-day debut, earning 1.46 million tickets sold.

The film is a sequel to the 2018 title “The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion”, which was made with a budget of less than $ 6 million and raised more than $ 24 million. Both films were written and directed by Hong Jung Park.

The strong start of “The Witch: Part 2” boosted total gross revenue nationwide to $ 17 million over the weekend, up from $ 14.7 million the previous year. As an additional sign of the restoration of normalcy, the first two titles were Korean-made.

The Roundup, which has enjoyed the top spot over the past four weekends, has been relegated to second place with a fifth-weekend loan of $ 4.53 million. Since its launch on May 18, The Roundup has amassed $ 91.7 million in receipts and 11.5 million in ticket sales.

The Disney-Pixar animation “Lightyear” has been released. bark on Wednesday, at the same time as “The Witch: Part 2”. He managed $ 1.32 million over the weekend and $ 1.70 million in five days.

Broker, the title of adoption in Cannes, won $ 1.27 million in its second weekend. After 12 days in theaters, he has amassed $ 8.58 million. Although 70% of the week can be disappointing, the total is far above the cumulative amount of all Kore-eda Hirokazu films previously released in Korea. It went through one million ticket sales on Friday, the tenth day after its release.

“Jurasic World Dominion” ranked fifth. Over the weekend, it depleted $ 646,000, down 75% of the week, for a total of $ 22.1 million as of June 1, 2022.

“Top Gun: Maverick” seems ready for a strong start when it debuts in Korean cinemas on Wednesday. Last weekend, he won sixth place and $ 572,000 from preliminary screenings alone. The star, Tom Cruise, has been flying around the country in recent days to warm up the advertising machine.

After the first six, the results were significantly lower. Pokemon the Movie: Giratina and the Sky Warrior grossed $ 252,000 for $ 4.08 million. “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” won $ 32,600 for a total of $ 48.4 million. The red herring won $ 27,000 for a cumulative $ 2.34 million. And the new edition of “Missing Japan” won $ 42,900 in the first five days.

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